ZIP Code 78521 - Brownsville Texas

ZIP Code 78521 is located in Brownsville Texas. Portions of 78521 are also in South Point and Villa Pancho and Reid Hope King. 78521 is entirely within Cameron County. Regionally, it is located in the Brownsville Area.

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ZIP Code 78521 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameBrownsville
Primary CountyCameron County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)87,040
Area Code(s)956
Current Time

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78521 Demographics

78521 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in Texas based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 78521 is Hispanic. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 78521 is Hispanic. The current unemployment level in 78521 is 6.6%.

Population Growth Rate-4.50%
Population Density897 People per Square Mile
Total Households24,928
Percentage High Income Households0.9%
Median Household Income (2021)$35,318
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$34,310
Current Unemployment Rate (April 2024)6.6%
Majority Race/EthnictyHispanic - 56.69%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyHispanic - 97.96%

78521 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American2250.15%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander170.01%

78521 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American60.02%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander40.01%

78521 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College1,7836.41%
Bachelor Degree3,84013.81%
High School Diploma8,47230.47%
No High School Diploma1,4595.25%
GED or Alternate2,7459.87%
1 or More Years of College5,79420.84%
Associates Degree2,6699.6%
Masters Degree7422.67%
Professional Degree2190.79%
Doctorate Degree820.29%

78521 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 78521
RegionBrownsville Area
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaBrownsville-Harlingen, TX
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/Chicago
Area97 Square Miles

78521 Politics

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78521 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 10a: 30F to 35F
Average First Frost DateJanuary 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DateJanuary 11 - 20
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion34f - Lower Rio Grande Alluvial Floodplain

78521 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)50535965717575757366585264
Avg Max Temp (°F)69727883879193939084777082
Avg Precip (In.)1.391.19.931.952.552.871.762.935.323.681.731.1527.46

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